Which Is Better – Hair Transplant Or Hair Replacement System?

A receding hairline can be caused by many factors including age, family history, health issues, and stress. It can affect men and women of all ages. And can result in intense emotional suffering and be psychologically damaging.

Treatment may be with surgery or other management options: hair transplant is a surgical method of moving hair follicles from a productive area to the balding area. Hair replacement systems are non-surgical solutions that are becoming increasingly popular. So, which is better – hair transplant or hair replacement? Find out more here…

Hair Transplant Facts

Hair transplant is a common treatment for male baldness and can also be carried out for eyelashes and eyebrows. It’s often not an option for older men as covering large bald areas with this technique is difficult. There are also other disadvantages of hair transplant which include:

  • Unsuitability for patients with limited healthy donor hair follicles
  • Risks of infection and scarring
  • No instant results as it can take about six months for the hair to look different
  • Potential hair loss after the transplant – known as shock loss
  • Time-consuming and costly

However, the positives are natural growth and look of the hair giving improved self-confidence and esteem. And it’s one time and permanent.

Non-Surgical Hair Replacement Details

Non-surgical hair replacement is prevalent in helping to treat people with extensive hair loss. Part or all of the scalp is shaved to allow the attachment for the hair system – with special adhesive glues. The hair is human or synthetic weaved into the membrane mesh.

Pros and cons of non-surgical hair replacement are listed below:


  • Instant restoration results without any waiting
  • No painful surgery involved and no recovery time
  • Suitable for both temporary and permanent hair loss
  • No donor hair required
  • Custom-made systems allow a choice of hair colour, style, texture, and density
  • Versatility and affordable costs


  • Requires a small amount of daily maintenance
  • Can need visits to specialist hair salons for a refit approximately every four weeks

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a hair replacement system last?

Depending on your lifestyle a hair replacement system will usually last up to 15 weeks

Can you swim with a hair replacement system?

Yes, you can but bear in mind that chlorine may fade the colour more quickly and possibly break down the bond

Can you shower with a hair replacement system?

Yes, you can. You’ll need to use shampoos and conditioners without sulphate which help prolong the life of the system

Visit the Specialists

Professional stylists from Cochrane & Co will provide you with solutions to your hair loss problems – bespoke hair care remedies are their forte. You’ll get all the advice and support you need. And be able to have a consultation before your non-surgical hair replacement treatment begins.

The unique systems used are made of micro-thin artificial skin with the highest-grade implants of human hair. The hairline is invisible at the front – and the finished look is believable and completely natural. You’ll instantly get back your confidence with this wonderful transformation.